Torturing Characters and the God Who Heals

Aside from being insane procrastinators, staying-up-late-editing-ers, and insane coffee drinkers, one of the most common stereotypes of authors is the character killer/torturer. The jokes abound everywhere and are some of the most commonly shared memes that exist in the writing world. In a recent post by Allison Tebo (author of the Tales of Ambia series … Continue reading Torturing Characters and the God Who Heals

Slopes of Mt. Doom ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 8

We've discussed openings, character development, relationships, plot, world-building. Now, we've arrived at the climax and resolution. Generally, this is the most important part of your story. Everything you've been working towards is leading up to this moment, the cataclysmic breath of time where everything is either destroyed or resolved. (Usually, the latter.) The most crucial … Continue reading Slopes of Mt. Doom ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 8

The Breaking of the Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part #7

While in earlier posts we discussed world-building, characters, and plot, this post is going to talk about relationships. While some of these aspects apply to all types, this is going to focus especially on romantic relationships in fiction. First thing, however. I am a Christian and do not write smut in my books. If I … Continue reading The Breaking of the Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part #7

The City of Snow & Stars Book Review + Interview with Author

Trinia’s Gift is the ability to duplicate herself perfectly in mind and body yet, every time she uses it, she feels like she loses another piece of her soul. Her abusive and power-hungry father, Caderyn, wishes to exploit her gift to create an army that obeys his command and rebuild the Airgíd Empire that fell … Continue reading The City of Snow & Stars Book Review + Interview with Author

To Slay a Curse Review + Interview With Author

A parasitic monster. A timid young woman. A deadly inner world.Giselle is cursed. A monster lives within her, preying upon her mind. She sees no hope for her future when thoughts disappear as they form, and every small pleasure is met with a fit of pain. Then her closest friend offers her a single, harrowing … Continue reading To Slay a Curse Review + Interview With Author

The Village Book Review + Interview with Author

The Village picks up where The Journey left off in a tale of community and compassion.With Marjorie’s wedding, the Thornes are happily settled in the welcoming village of Ceristen. Fred has steady employment, and even Gwenda is making friends. Other new arrivals, however, are finding it harder to adjust . . .Mordred Kenhelm has spent … Continue reading The Village Book Review + Interview with Author